Go See: Assume Vivid Astro Focus at Deitch Projects, Long Island City, NY, through August 16

July 24th, 2008

Deitch Studios exterior by assume vivid astro focus via Deitch

Ever the purveyor of fun, Deitch Studios in Long Island City has been completely taken over by the Brazilian art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus for the summer, resulting a lively installation entitled Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious). Perched right on the East River, the exterior of the Studios has been covered in a mural, and filled with the colorful and explosive sculpture assume vivid astro focus is known for. It has also been transformed into a literal disco, hosting parties and performances through the run of the exhibition, including a PS1 Warm-Up afterparty on July 26 — a great chance to check out the artwork in all its glory.

Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious) [Deitch]
Video of installation [VBS]
Assume Vivid Astro Focus at Deitch LIC [ArtCal]

Installation via Deitch

Assume Vivid Astro Focus, headed by Eli Sudbrack of Brazil, is known for its blend of psychedelia, pop, and over -the -top sensory overload comprising art that Sudbrack has said is about “everything that is a part of someone’s life and everything that is added to that person’s life every day.”  This particular show is a comment on destruction and transformation, with a larger- than-life transvestite as the central figure, and the materials used in the installation intended to echo the construction that is currently changing Long Island City and its surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Exhibition poster via Deitch